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Mrs. Smead, Teacher-Librarian from Las Vegas NV is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Feminine -Hygiene- Power

Help me give my students an area in our Clothes Closet for girls to have access to free, teen sized feminine hygiene products to reduce the cost & embarrassment of starting their periods, & hopefully increase school attendance.

  • $495 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My evolving school library serves an eager to learn and inquisitive student population of almost 700 amazing students from PreK- 5th. We are a Title I school with a 100% free or reduced-cost breakfast and lunch population. Our transiency rate is roughly 39.1% which is significantly higher than the district average. Our ELL population is almost 50%. We have Primary and Intermediate Resource and three special education programs-primary autism class, intermediate LIF class, and intermediate SEC (Severe Emotional Challenges), called STAR, classes. Embedded in all learning for our readers is that, above all else, our differences and diversity, who we are and how we learn, is to be celebrated and shared. Students are encouraged to follow their passions, believe in themselves, use their strengths, and look out for each other.

Our library not only emphasizes print and digital skills, but also the 3 Cs of Library - Community, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking skills, which are needed for students to be successful where ever life takes them.

WISER is the guiding acronym in our library instruction. It stands for Wonder, Investigate, Synthesize, Express, and Reevaluate. This acronym guides all our work as these are skills needed to be lifelong learners.

My Project

It is reported that every year, girls miss school because of their periods. Often times it is due to not being able to purchase what is needed due to the high cost of hygiene products, as well as a sense of embarrassment. Our school is working on decreasing student absenteeism. My hope with this project is to make our Clothes Closet even better at serving and meeting the needs of our students.

This project will allow our School Counselor, Social Worker and me to create a section in our Clothes Closet for girls to pack a bag of pads, in different sizes, to discretely & at no cost, take home products when on their period.

While the School Nurse's office provides feminine hygiene products, these products are often bulky, embarrassing, and less discrete. They are made more for emergency situations, and not daily needs. Girls should not have to miss school because of the crazy cost of feminine hygiene products & not be embarrassed about starting their period.

Mrs. Smead, Teacher-Librarian
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
U by Kotex Ultra Thin Teen Pads with Wings, 136 Count (4 Packs of 34) • Amazon Business $27.96 4 $111.84
Always Totally Teen Always Radiant Infinity Pads, 14 Count - Pack of 2 • Amazon Business $13.10 4 $52.40
U by Kotex CleanWear Ultra Thin Pads with Wings, Heavy Flow, Fragrance-Free, 3 Packs of 32 (96 Total) • Amazon Business $23.97 2 $47.94
Sterilite 19849806 18 Quart/17 Liter Ultra Latch Box, Clear with a White Lid and Black Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $40.95 1 $40.95
[150 Pack] Heavy Duty White Paper Bags 13 x 7 x 4.5" 12 LB Grocery Lunch Retail Shopping Durable Bleached Barrel Sack • Amazon Business $18.95 2 $37.90
Always Radiant Liners, 48 Count (2pack) • Amazon Business $14.64 2 $29.28
U by Kotex Fitness Ultra Thin Pads with Wings, Regular Absorbency, Fragrance-Free Pads, 30 Count • Amazon Business $8.44 3 $25.32
Confetti Words to Inspire Planner Stickers • Amazon Business $3.19 2 $6.38
U by Kotex Barely There Liners, Light Absorbency, Unscented, 100 Count • Amazon Business $4.98 1 $4.98

Materials cost

$356.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$28.02

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$420.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.18

Total project goal

$494.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$494.54

7 Donors

-$438.54

Donations toward project cost

-$377.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.68

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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